Ralph describes himself as a frustrated amateur astronomer from the Pacific Northwest.
Fresh out of WWU with an art degree, he took his 6-inch refractor to Flagstaff, Arizona,
in 1989 to look for a job and clear skies. His timing was perfect. He was hired by
the astrogeology group of the U.S. Geological Survey and began work as an
During his 11 years at the USGS, he moved from using a
Paasche AB airbrush and electric eraser to a computer.
Ralph now lives in
Moscow, Idaho, where he has set up his own computer environment to perform
serious planetary cartography and has begun work on an atlas of Mars.
Ralph's contributions to this website also
include a detailed Map of the Moon.
For more about what Ralph is up to, check out ralphaeschliman.com.
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